Facts & Historical Events On This Day
New Zealand made history by passing the world's first tobacco ban.
The online dictionary, Merriam-Webster, stated their most searched word of the year was 'Feminism.'
A civil rights protest march in Washington, D.C., took place.
The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug was released in theaters in the US.
Beyoncé's fifth studio album, 'Beyoncé,' was released.
A Beautiful Mind, based on the biography by Sylvia Nasar, directed by Ron Howard, premiered in Los Angeles.
Driving Miss Daisy, directed by Bruce Beresford, was released.
The third and last moonwalk of the Apollo 17 mission began.
NASA launched the first-ever active repeater communications satellite.
The Beatles signed on with their first formal manager, Brian Epstein.
The clip-on tie was designed.
The first music store in America was opened in Philadelphia by Michael Hillegas.
The English transport ship Duke William sank in the North Atlantic, killing over 360 people.
The first European explorer discovered New Zealand.
Sir Francis Drake set sail from England on a circumnavigation of the world.
Pope Celestine V resigned after just five months in the job to return to his life as an ascetic hermit.